If you are considering out-of-home treatment or intervention for your child, it may be tempting to consider residential placement. Below is a list of red flags for parents to use when considering residential placement or wilderness programs. If a program incorporates or encourages any of the following practices, you may want to reconsider. Many of the practices used by the so-called “troubled teen industry” are unethical, dangerous, and a violation of human rights. If you are considering treatment for your child, please feel free to review our Safe Treatment page for a list of evidence-based community treatment models and methodologies.